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Our rigorous Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) curriculum integrates didactic education with a clinical program that includes more than 90 weeks of clinical internships. Our graduates consistently achieve a near-perfect pass rate on licensing exams and enter the job market with significant internship and clinical experience that sets them apart (see program outcomes).

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DPT Ranking

Pitt's DPT program is currently ranked 1st in the nation based on the most recent surveys of Best Graduate Schools by U.S. News & World Report. No other program ranks higher within the state of Pennsylvania.

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Why Choose Pitt DPT?

Aside from being highly ranked, there are many compelling reasons to study Physical Therapy at Pitt!

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Pitt PT offers a superior, dynamic, and fast-paced entry-level professional program leading to the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT).

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DPT applicants must meet all admission requirements including prerequisite coursework, the GRE, and volunteer or paid work experience in a physical therapy setting.

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Pitt's DPT curriculum integrates didactic coursework with clinical practice starting in the student's second term and culminating in a year-long clinical internship during the student's final and third year.

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Program Outcomes

Pitt's DPT program has an impressive record of success including a five-year employment rate of 100%. View our DPT program outcomes here.